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#1 rohtash chandel

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 01:18 AM

i am confused about what source it would be when you are in a forest ideally it should be moon light yet i have seen few films that have scenes shot in white light (jeeper creepers, monster), you key the actor with some practical but what about the background where does the motivation comes from,

Edited by rohtash chandel, 12 June 2007 - 01:21 AM.

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#2 G McMahon

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 08:04 AM

but what about the background where does the motivation comes from,


The best thing someone told me was, "you are creating an illusion". That means, you can light whatever way you want, as long as you feel that it is congruent with the story. And that is subjective too. I just shot some scenes where I wanted the look of night to be like when you wake up in the middle of the night, and no sources illuminate what you see. So I went day for night.

Do not restrict yourself to how it should look by eye, or in reality. You will find yourself very frustrated, or worse, may not be called back again. Audiences have become use to things not looking entirely like they should.
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#3 rohtash chandel

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 10:23 AM

ya i guess right thing to do in time of crises is to follow your instincts,

Edited by rohtash chandel, 12 June 2007 - 10:24 AM.

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#4 janusz sikora

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 09:58 PM

Imagine a scene where somebody wakes up six feet under in the coffin (?!)
You're not going to show a black screen with written exlamation as to what it is...
GOT TO LIGHT!

How..?... thats up to you.... I would definitely suggest Narrow Lighting Setup.
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